Venice: not so hidden secret

Restaurant review By Panos Kakaviatos in Venice  11 December 2017 Browsing through wine oriented Facebook posts you are bound to see boastful images of ultra expensive wines. “Just check out the great, very expensive wines I have been drinking,” etc… Well, it is great to drink loads of great, expensive wine. But while in Venice […]

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Randy McFarlane’s feast of wine at 1789

Haut Brion, Climens, Dom Ruinart, Dauvissat, Barolo – and so much more By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 4 January 2017 Leave it to Randy McFarlane to organize such a great event. I have known Randy and his wife Caroline for over 10 years now, and we get together annually on several occasions to drink and […]

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The “unhidden gem” of Italy: Lugana DOC (1)

By Rita Tóth, for wine-chronicles.com  (This three-part blog also has appeared in Jens De Maere’s Belgian Wino blog with full permission of the author) Even though more than 70% of Lugana DOC wines are exported – mainly to Germany, USA, Belgium, Northern Europe, China, Japan and UK – many people may have never heard of this fine […]

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In honor of Barolo: UNESCO World Heritage Site

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles In honor of Barolo being named a UNESCO world heritage site this year, I (finally) post notes from a special Barolo vertical tasting reaching back to vintages from the 1950s and guided by friend and Italian wine lover expert and author Ian d’Agata at the Merano Wine Festival 2013 from […]

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